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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 18, 2010 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

I stumbled onto Guitar World's 100 greatest solos of all time. Of all time!! The following left me a bit annoyed - you jut can't have a greatest solo like this. Jerry must be turning in his grave. So much for my rant. Must be the Seattle sun. Everyone back to the regular programming.

"Which doesn’t mean Gilmour didn’t fiddle around in the studio when he laid down the song’s unforgettable lead guitar part. “I banged out five or six solos,” says Gilmour. “From there I just followed my usual procedure, which is to listen back to each solo and make a chart, noting which bits are good. Then, by following the chart, I create one great composite solo by whipping one fader up, then another fader, jumping from phrase to phrase until everything flows together. That’s the way we did it on ‘Comfortably Numb.’”

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 18, 2010 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

Al Dimeola cheats by recording at half speed and down an octave.....

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2010-04-19 03:04:13

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 18, 2010 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

said the cynic: another typical 'top whatever' list from another major media outlet; it reads like a who's who of classic rock/major FM airplay bands; of course, given the demographic, that's to be expected, so nothing out-of-the-ordinary, except the list leaves off a great many contenders who would be there but for their flying under the radar

[cynic mode off]

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Apr 18, 2010 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

It's hard to argue with the top ten even if you're sick of them. (i know i am). http://guitar.about.com/library/bl100greatest.htm

I've just glanced through the rest and I didn't see GD until #78 for Truckin? http://guitar.about.com/library/bl100greatestg.htm

now i got a problem... WTF? Do these people think the only Grateful Dead songs are the 3 they occasionally play on the radio and felt they had to fit them in there somewhere? Seriously, Truckin is Jerry's best solo if all he ever played was Truckin, Casey Jones, and FOTD (his mainstream radio hits)

that's just sad

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Poster: jstraw727 Date: Apr 19, 2010 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)


I think the Dead only had three songs. I remember I called the "classic rock" station in DC about 10 years ago and requested Eyes. The DJ said, "Sorry, I'd get fired if I played that. Pick another Dead tune." I think he ended up playing Sugar Mags.

Sad....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 19, 2010 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

I heard Bertha on the radio once

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 18, 2010 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

The opposite end of the spectrum would be someone like KK Downing of Judas Priest who goes into the studio and just rocks out to whatever he feels ala Sinner:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-cBPn31ys

No less better or worse, but a different approach.

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Apr 18, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

I'm not sure what you're so upset about. Gilmour laid down some killer solo's. Are you annoyed because now you know how he did it?

What little I know about Jerry leads me to believe that he would probably be mildly interested in Gilmours recording technique, process/store the data, and move on. I just don't see him rolling in his grave because somebody's not doing something his way. I could be wrong.

thanks for posting it though...i think it's pretty interesting.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 18, 2010 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Quite the little disappointment (non-Dead)

I think we actually covered this one some time way back, or at least I recall talking about CREAM (har, har...but seriously) at "ten" with Crossroads...as already noted above, and many times over the past few yrs, these lists have so many faults (that said, I still can't resist them, my need to quantify and objectively [?] over analyze EVERYTHING comes thru each and ever time...so here goes!). As big a CREAM fan as I am the last month, I cannot believe that "Let it Rain" by EC was selected...I am sure there are many more choices that upset each and everyone of you that couldn't resist having a peak, but that one is just bizarre to me...

Oh yeah--can't find it now, and I know that strictly speaking it's not true, but I always recall a review of Am Beaut, at the time, mentioned it was a real departure for the DEAD since NO song featured a strong lead...it was a positive review, just always struck me, and then finding Truckin' in the list as noted above, reminded me of it...